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  • n. Plural form of vetch.


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  • This was thanks to the hot dry spring, which has triggered an early flush of high-summer flowers: foxgloves, thistles and knapweeds, clovers and vetches.

    Plantwatch: high summer comes early

  • In these hot June days, meadow brown and ringlet butterflies, together with six-spot burnet moths, bumblebees and solitary bees and hoverflies, visit the pea family plants of bird's-foot trefoils, melilots, medicks, vetches and clovers.

    Country diary: Wenlock Edge

  • We pushed through head-high bracken, emerging in meadows filled with harebells and yellow vetches.

    Making a romantic splash on a wild swim in Wales

  • Celebrate the arrival of spring at the Hampyeong Butterfly Festival, where butterflies by the thousands from dozens of species flutter across the garden grounds and beds of Russian irises, milk vetches and other flowers.

    What to See, What to Do

  • Rifts of chamomile and vetches rise up out of the cracks, long pools of water collect.

    Ruelles Verte

  • We find in them a quantity of small seed which we cannot sift out, and which we are obliged to send through the mill-stones; there are tares, fennel, vetches, hempseed, fox-tail, and a host of other weeds, not to mention pebbles, which abound in certain wheat, especially in Breton wheat.

    Les Miserables

  • β€œOn gold and silver and camels and oxen and sheep and wheat and barley and holcus and millet and beans and vetches and rice and raisins and dates.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • We cannot consider as of one of these ordeals, the usage by which the most important enterprises were made to depend upon the manner in which the sacred pullets ate their vetches.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Benta was well supplied with Indian corn and a grain which the natives called choroko, which I take to be vetches.

    How I Found Livingstone

  • Three of his counsellors now visited us, and we gave them a handsome present for their chief, who came himself next morning and made us a present of a goat, a basket of boiled maize, and another of vetches.

    A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries


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